Bruce Riedel

A former CIA officer, Bruce Riedel focuses on political transition, terrorism and conflict resolution. He was a senior advisor to four US presidents on Middle East and South Asian issues. At the request of President Obama he chaired an interagency review of policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan for the White House that was completed in March 2009. His latest book, Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad, explores Pakistan’s difficult relationship with the US.

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